Mid-Week Movie News Wrap Up - Sept. 25, 2008

This week's action-packed Movie News Wrap Up features news on:

Paul Greengrass' Blackbeard; Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey and Michael Caine join forces... maybe; Shane Black's Cold Warrior; John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers send their love From Paris and Iron Man goodies are Stark raving mad!

I. Paul Greengrass (Bourne 2&3) is leading the short list to direct a film based on the life of legendary Pirate Blackbeard . The movie titled... erm... Blackbeard is a realistic take on the life of Edward Teach. The film is supposed to be hitting the R rated boundaries - so expect lots of frantic swash and buckle.

Source: IGN

2. Would you like to see an action-adventure movie starring Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey and Michael Caine?

Me too - we might get to see it. The increasingly unreliable MTV talked to Caine who said:

"I’ll probably do a film with Scarlett Johansson. I forget what it’s called. It’s an adventure film. I was told yesterday that they have Matthew McConaughey as the guy. I’ve got go home and read it again. It’s a heist adventure film.”

With a cast like that - I'm there, but will Michael Caine... if he can't remember the title?

Source: MTV

3. The creator of Lethal Weapon and director of the fantastic Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; Shane Black, is set to return to the megaphone with Cold Warrior. According to Variety:

"Based on a script by Chuck Mondry, pic revolves around a spy from the Cold War era who comes out of retirement to team with a younger agent from the new school to confront a domestic terrorism threat orchestrated by Russia."

So, Mel Gibson or Val Kilmer to star? You tell me - I can't choose.

Source: Variety

4. John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) will star in From Paris With Love. The generic titled film is from the pen of Luc Besson and Adi Hasak, and it will shoot in Paris on a budget of $55 million.

Expect Travolta to get about half of that.

Source: Variety

5. Love Iron Man?

Good - then Reelcomix has some cool Iron Man related goodies that are up for grabs, that might rock your world.

What don't believe me? Then what about a Stark Industries poster carrier and flash drive?

No? Then surely a Iron Man poster. :-)

Check out the link below for the previously mentioned goodies.

Source: Reelcomix

That's it for this week. See You at the movies.

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